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Candidate Jalili denies links to Ahmadinejad camp

Following recent speculation that Iranian presidential hopeful and chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili is a candidate from the Mahmoud Ahmadinejad camp, Jalili made a statement denying the allegations. » read more

Candidate criticizes last election, current climate

Iranian presidential candidate Mohammadreza Aref spoke about the 2009 election during a radio program, saying: “In the election of 2009, there were overt violations and inappropriate endorsements.” » read more

Forces descend on campaign event, make arrests

A campaign gathering for Iranian presidential hopeful Hassan Rohani was interrupted by security forces, which led to the arrest of some of the candidate’s supporters. » read more

Candidates criticize new TV debate format

The first televised debate among the presidential candidates was aired on Friday on Iran’s state television. » read more

Prisoner resumes hunger strike over election

Mehdi Khazali, the Iranian political prisoner who had ended his hunger strike following the announcement that Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani has registered as a presidential candidate, has resumed his hunger strike. » read more

Supreme Leader thanks rejected candidates

Iran’s Supreme Leader has thanked the disqualified presidential candidates for their compliance with elections rules. » read more

MP calls on Iranians to defeat candidate of “extremists”

Iranian MP Ali Motahari says Saeed Jalili is the preferred candidate of extremists and he must be prevented from being elected. » read more

Presidential Elections in the Political Landscape of Iran

Iranian sociologist Farzin Vahdat discusses the chief players in Iranian politics and provides a general outlook on how the current political streams could flow in the upcoming presidential election of June 14. » read more

Candidate’s TV speech to Iranian diaspora cut off

Iran’s state television interrupted the time allotted to presidential candidate Mohammadreza Aref 15 minutes into the program. » read more

Reformist slams Supreme Leader’s “absolute monarchy”

Political prisoner Mostafa Tajzadeh, a top reformist figure, announced in a letter from jail that the establishment has left no alternative for reformists but to boycott the elections. » read more